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Old 01-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Apparently Rome sends has a separate company do it before they send it out.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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New snowboards come waxed. Even a Morrow comes waxed...

But yea, I agree that not all factory wax is created equal. I just don't bother ever waxing before first use. One brand I really like in terms of factory wax is Burton. I like their bases in general.

Never Summer doesn't. Unless you consider a rag, a bottle, and a few seconds a wax job.

Again, not knocking them. It is a reminder that you should wax a new board before you use it.

Will it fall apart if you don't? Of course not. But I personally wax (and sharpen) after ever use...and I would prefer to start from an actual wax job.


EDIT: And, unless things have changed recently, Ride, Rossignol, Salomon, etc. also do not come with anything but a liquid lube.

I've been out of the industry for a few years but, based on my experience, I would bet my car that Burton does the same (or less).

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Yea, I highly doubt any company does an actual hand wax job (that's what she said). Machine waxes. I call out Burton because they have excellent bases. Their sintered bases run pretty fast even with little wax on it. I find Burton boards to ride better new compared to competitors.

I'm not against waxing new boards. I just think most of those concerned with it don't actually do enough to get that much of a performance difference.

If you're just resort riding, my guess is that you're going to be fine riding factory. But like I said, there are brands that do suck factory waxed, I don't argue that.

If you're going on a trip without a waxing kit, then I would wax then too. I just don't paint all factory wax with a broad brush stroke.

Edit: Do you really sharpen your edges after each ride?
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i rode my new board last week for the first time and didnt put a new wax on it, honestly not that big of a deal. Ill probably give it another day out before i wax it.
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i rode my new board last week for the first time and didnt put a new wax on it, honestly not that big of a deal. Ill probably give it another day out before i wax it.
Woohoo, someone that is like me on this subject. Do you want to tandem bike with me?
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Never Summer doesn't. Unless you consider a rag, a bottle, and a few seconds a wax job.
Isn't NS using Saucer Wax anymore? My 3 year old NS came with that, best factory wax job I've ever had, got 2 full days out of it on east coast ice right out of the box.
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Isn't NS using Saucer Wax anymore? My 3 year old NS came with that, best factory wax job I've ever had, got 2 full days out of it on east coast ice right out of the box.
I ordered my NS Lotus only a couple of weeks ago and it had what seems like a decent saucer wax on it. I havent been able to take it out though since Im in hockey season. Im on the East coast too though and I plan on having it waxed before I go out anyways.
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I rode my proto out of the bag a couple of days...then i waxed it, it was a light wax from factory
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Use an all temp wax.. and wax before you head out!
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